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.s. president barack obama ordered a review of the national security agency intelligence operations acknowledging more constraints are needed and he is being criticized over the nsa tapped angela merkel's phone and snooped on other european allies and we have more. >> reporter: the practice of listening in on the phone calls of the leaders of allied countries could be about to end. in an interview president barack obama says that national security operations generally have one purpose, to make sure the american people are safe. but i'm initiating now a review to make sure what they are able to do doesn't necessarily mean it's what they should be doing. this is prompted by reports in germany that president obama was briefed on the surveillance of chancellor merkel's known in 2010. administration officials say it's not true and a white house review only discovered the surveillance of world leaders in the summer and say the bugging of merkel's phone and soon after. a delegation from the european parliament visiting washington is worried about the surveillance of 10s of millions of its
. ♪ ♪ >>> u.s. press barack obama has ordered a review of the national security agency intelligence operations acknowledge that go more constraints are needing. obama is being fiercely criticized over allegations the national security agency tapped german chancellor angela merkel's phone and snoop odd other european allies. white house spokesman jay karen said it would look to to the concerns of other country. here are the details. >> reporter: at the white house, the presidential spokesman refused to be drawn on the reports that the u.s. tracked millions of spanish foal calls but reported the nsa surveillance programs are being examined. >> we are conducting a review. we are mindful that some of these disclosure have his caused tension in our relationships. with new capabilities, we recognize that there need to be additional constraints on how we gather and use intelligence. >> reporter: tensions spikes with reports in germany suggesting that president obama was briefed on the surveillance of german chancellor angela mechanical's phone in 2010 and fast tracked any information gathered directl
and a new plan to kill them. ♪ so barack obama ordered a review of national security agency intelligence operations saying more constraints are needed. the u.s. spying program has come under fierce criticism overall gagss of nsa had been monitoring millions of citizens and heads of state around the world and we have more. >> reporter: the u.s. government practice of listening in on the phone calls of leaders of allied countries could be about to end. in an interview president barack obama says that national security operations generally have one purpose, to make sure the american people are safe. but i'm initiating now a review to make sure that what they are able to do doesn't necessarily mean it's what they should be doing. this is prompted by reports in germany that president obama was briefed on the surveillance of angela merkel's phone in 2010. anonymous officials say that is not true and that a white house review only discovered the surveillance of world leaders in the summer and say the bugging of merkel's phone and soon after. a delegation from the european parliament that is vi
ferrari has our story. >> a bipartisan group of lawmakers, curtail the national security agency's indistric indiscriminate,. >> james sensenbrenner. , provides stronger restrictions against who the nsa can target when it comes to spying and require the government to delete information it collects accidentally, more aggressively than it does now. the bill reportedly has a dozen co-sponsors in the senate and 70 in the house. meanwhile senator dianne feinstein, the democratic head of the intelligence committee, in a statement feinstein said i am totally opposed to nsa surveillance of u.s. allies. it is abundantly clear that a total review of all intelligence programs is necessary. the white house says that president obama was not aware of just how extensive the nsa's intelligence gathering was until this summer but the president insists there will be a complete review of the nsa's spying policy. >> what we've seen over the last several years is their capacity has continued to develop and expand and that's why i'm initiating a review to make sure that what they're able to do doesn't
stories. in the wake of repeated real aggravations about national security agencies spying. the chief of the nsa and director of national intelligence testified before congress put forward tuesday which stopped the nsa widespread surveillance of phone records. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> an apology from marilyn tavanner about the problems of the affordable care act website. testifying before a sharply critical house committee. it has been one year since hurricane sandy hit the northeast and people are still dealing with insurance claims to clean up of hurricane sandy estimated to be around $65 billion. u.n. officials confirm an outbreak of polio and syria the first in 14 years. there are ten confirmed cases, most of those tested are babies and toddlers. last week the u.s. launched a campaign to immunize 2.5 million children against polio and other diseases. those are the headlines here on al jazeera. real money with ali velshi is next. >> we've all heard if you like your plan you can keep it. not so fast. while millions who al
national security. >> reporter: the head of the national security agency will testify before the house intelligence committee tomorrow. later this week, german officials will meet here at the white house with top presidential advisors to seek written guarantees that u.s. surveillance of their government and its leaders is over for good. >> pelley: major, thanks very much. criticism this month of the affordable care act has focused largely on the trouble with that people are having signing up for insurance online. but the problems with the law that the president himself calls obamacare go far beyond the government website. and dean reynolds has been digging into this. >> reporter: the calls insurance broker rich fawn is getting these days are coming from both his business and individual customers. >> nobody fully has a complete 100% understanding of the affordable care act. >> reporter: nobody knows how many people will participate, he says, so insurance companies are offering higher premiums than many anticipated until things settle downs do annoyance of his customers. >> because the a
about national security agencies spying. the chief of the nsa and director of national intelligence testified before congress put forward tuesday which stopped the nsa widespread surveillance of phone records. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> an apology from marilyn tavanner about the problems of the affordable care act website. testifying before a sharply critical house committee. it has been one year since rr
intelligence collection programs. feinstein released a statement saying the national security agency didn't keep her committee properly informed of certain surveillance activities. the committee is responsible for overseeing the work and budget of the intelligence community. she says that oversight needs to be strengthened and increased. feinstein went on to say it's a big problem that president barack obama was not aware agents were monitoring german chancellor angela merkel's communications since 2002. she said she's opposed on gathering intelligence on leaders of u.s. allies. they face questions after questions regarding the nsa's work. they say the u.s. does not and will not monitor merkel's communications, and they say they're conducting a review of their intelligence gathering methods. >> we're acknowledging the tension this has caused. we understand this has caused concern in countries that are -- that represent some of our closest relationships internationally. and we're working to allay those concerns and to discuss these issues. >> carney said last summer president obama ordered
for the national security agency denied reports in the german press that the president had had conversations about intelligence gathering related to the german chancer will, angela merkel, of course saying that had not happened. of course they were very specific in that press release, so it's not clear who else may have talked to the president. but right now we have foreign leaders asking for action at the united nations. it's the stuff of spy novels come live and real right before your eyes. >> it is indeed. randall thing you very much. >>> members of congress also said to be taking a closer look at the white house drone policy strikes today. they have invited a pakistani family that says they were victimized by a strike. they want them to share their story. they first stoke though to al jazeera kimberly halkett. >> it happened a little more than a year ago. for the 12-year-old and the 9-year-old the memories are still vivivid. >> i saw these bright lights fall from the sky and hit my grandmother. i looked at my hand and there was blood coming out of my hand. >> it was as many day become night, a
and the national security agency pushed back. >> one of the first things i learned in intel school in 1963 is that this is the fundamental giveen in the intelligence. >> woodruff: that fundamental according to director of national intelligence james clapper, is learning the intentions of foreign leaders, even if it means spying on allies. what's more, he told today's house hearing it's a two-way street. >> do you believe that the allies have conducted or at any time any type of espionage activity against the united states of america, our intelligence services, our leaders or otherwise? >> absolutely. >> there have been disclosures in recent days that the national security agency eavesdroped on german chancellor angela merkel. the n.s.a.'s director, army general keith al sander the, defended the general practice of surveillance in the u.s. and abroad to prevent terrorist attacks. >> there has not been a mass casualty here in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck! they didn't stop hating us. they didn't say that they were going to just forgive this. they continue to try. it is the great me
of national intelligence and general keith alexander, the head of the national security agency, the nsa, will be testifying answering questions, presumably about the nsa surveilance program including reports over the past few days that the u.s. has been spying on allied leaders, including monitoring the personal cell phone of the german chancellor angela merkel. we'll monitor what's going on, bring you the highlights. stand by for that. right now he's just opening up the hearing. meanwhile, president obama is being hammered on many fronts right now. how much did he know about the surveilance of friendly allies? why didn't he know about the problems that were going to plague the health care website? i want you to listen to part of the new article from cnn's chief political analyst gloria borger she just wrote and posted on cnn.com. i'll read you a line. the ultimate irony may be this. a president who extols the virtues of government has now been sucked into the big government vortex experiencing up close and personal as they say what it feels like to lose control to the bureaucrats. the
, the head of the nsa, the national security agency, general keith alexander and others who lawmakers want to ask, how extensive are these surveillance programs? why are they necessary? and particularly as we've learned of late, why are we tapping cell phones and other conversations of our allies, of world leaders like angela merkel, the german chancellor. the germans are really upset about this. they're calling for an investigation. even some democrats are saying it's over the top to tap cell phones of our allies like senator dianne feinstein. her senate intelligence committee may also be looking into this. in a statement, she said "with respect to nsa collection of intelligence on leaders of u.s. al allies, let me state unequivocally, i am totally opposed. i do not believe the united states should be collecting phone calls or e-mails of friendly presidents and prime ministers." like merkel. that's why the eu, the european union, has people here in washington asking questions, and now am a senior administration official says they may phase out that part of the program. richard? >> tracie,
problems. when we found mistakes we reported, addressed and corrected them. the national security agency specifically is part of the intelligence community broadly is an honorable institution. the men and women who do this work are honorable people dedicated to conducting their mission lawfully and appalled by any wrongdoing. they, too, are citizens of this nation who care just as much about privacy and constitutional rights as the rest of us. they should be commended for their crucial important work in protecting the people of the country, which has been made all the more difficult by this torrent of unauthorized damaging disclosures. that all said, we in the ic stand ready to work in partnership with you to just surveillance authorities to further protect our privacy and civil liberties. i think there's some principles we already agree on. first we must protect sources, methods, targets, partners, sources, liaisons and relationships. we must do a better job helping american people understand what we do, why we do it and rigorous oversight that helps ensure we do it correctly. third we
intelligence saying our nation needs this discussion. there was so much activity to tighten the security that the nation needed because so many of the agencies weren't talking about anything, and they weren't talking to each other. >> well, you know, dale, with all due respect, i have to say, that there are some people who will say that in fact there was enough information for the u.s. to connect the dots prior to september 11th. let me point this out, there is some disagreement, even among advocates. about which is begun next. chairman rogers talk about the need for some reforms. and the patriot act before september 11th. he is going to propose a freedom act that would amend the patriot act to redefine the protocols the rules that would allow the collection of data on american citizens as well as foreign intelligence gathering. there are, however, some congressman that don't think it is necessary. >> i am totally opposed to what he is trying to do. i think that the nsa is doing a outstanding job, and for its to tie its hands will cost american lives. there has been intelligence gatherin
on with the national security agency. because you jointly oversee the a senior member of the national security community, this is in your portfolio as well. what did you know about the collection of intelligence from communications? when did you know about it? have you discussed it with the president? do you feel it is appropriate, why is it appropriate? mr. minister, how worried is your government that the united states is intercepting your communications and what does this do to new zealand's trust with the u.s.? barbara, i don't discuss conversations in national security council meetings. i certainly don't discuss publicly conversations we had regarding intelligence. we are examining all of the different dynamics that are now out there and the procedures and the processes. the white house has been very clear on that. those who lead our intelligence community have been very clear on that. we have great respect for our partners, our allies who cooperate with us and we cooperate with them to try to keep the world safe and to keep each other safe, to keep our nation safe. intelligence is a key
of congress say they want answers about the national security agency and its surveillance programs and they are rabbit to get those answers. at this hour, the nsa chief set to testify before the house intelligence committee. randall pinkston joins us live, just yesterday, european delegates said that the trust that is between the nations has to be rebuild, their words and they say that steps must be taken so what are those steps to rebuild the trust? one of the major steps is to allow those officials to have communications with key intelligent officials to calm nerves and ease concerns about the reports that the u.s. has been spying on its top allies including the leaders of some of those nations like angela merkel for example. i can't show it to you because the camera position can't change, but awaiting the arrival of general alexandar who will be testifying about 1:30, about 30 minutes from now before the house select committee. there will be a proposed legislative change. the author of the patriot act, which clears the way for so much intelligence gathering in the wake of 9/11,
security agency is conducting surveillance, on american citizens within the united states. specifically under the u.s. patriot act which was passed after 9/11, and the national intelligence directors, clapper, james clapper and alexander will be trying to describe to what degrees they have complied with the law. they insist and they just recently actually overnight released several declassified documents trying to show that they have been complied with the directives of the secret u.s. foreign surveillance intelligence court. and that in one instance, several instances where they did exceed the boundaries allowed by that court, that they pulled back, and subsequently, the court approved their methods. so again, this is -- this won't necessarily deal with the extent with which american intelligence agencies are actually spying on foreign leaders. >> okay, tom ackerman, thank you very much, indeed. >> was it a simple car crash or a point to drive home a point by choinchinese ethnic minority? in china am teenen men square. reporting from hong kong. >> around the square normally subjected t
of foreign leaders. the allies are said they're furious the national security agency monitored their phone calls. >> and intelligence sources tell the "los angeles times" that the white house did approve many of those operations. margaret brennan, good morning. >> did morning. they're upset by the volume of information collected by the nsa. they want to know what was done with it. they'll have meetings at the white house and the state department today. a lot of these questions will be one answered. president obama said there should be additional constraints on how the u.s. gathers intelligence. he told cable channel fusion. >> what we've over the past few year their compat capacities continue to develop and expand. that's why i'm issuing a national review to what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean that they should be doing. >> reporter: the president would not say he knew that the nsa has been monitoring german chancellor merkel since 2002. in a statement released on - monday dianne feinstein said it is clear to me that certain surveillance activities have been in
, the house intelligence committee holds a hearing on surveillance programs by the national security agency. now this follows the new allegations the nsa has been spying on foreign leaders. lawmakers said they want the talk about potential -- to talk about potential changes for the foreign intelligence surveillance act to increase transparency, and also to rebuild confidence in those programs. >>> well, syrian hackers claim they hacked president obama's twitter account. yesterday, two links posted on the president's account redirected users to sites supporting syrian president assad. the syrian electronic army has hacked into several very prominent websites including the "new york times." >>> well, we are getting more details about the case of a castro valley nursing home where 14 people were found abandoned. now yesterday we got a look inside the home on saturday, the people were removed by paramedics after someone called for an ambulance. there were just three staff members on duty. the owner's attorney said she spent more than $100,000 fixing up the nursing home. she says she was fixing
, james clapper, and the al keith alexander, director of the national security agency and the head of u.s. cybercommand. next an update on the affordableion of the care act and the status of the website for signing up for health insurance. washington journal, this is 40 minutes. >> joining us for a discussion, serving as a rie senior correspondent. welcome. >> thank you. >> what's the latest we know the condition of the website. >> the subcontractor is part of verizon had an outage last night. morning.till down this i checked before i arrived. that's a woe in the long saga dogged health care.gov. there was a congressional earing in the house where key contractors came in, talked about how they recommended more earlier. was not done. how the last minute the federal the ials turned off browsing function to require people make accounts. that created a backlog. hearings.ore a lot of attention and focus on the website. allowed to useot the website -- from the time they saw, they were not able to use the website at all? >> you get the home page. i clicked -- i have been able to set up an acco
: national security agency chief keith alexander said european partners have not been shy about spying on the u.s. alexander was questioned by minnesota republican michele bachmann. >> is it your experience that allies of the united states have spied on the united states historically? >> yes. >> or even as we speak? >> yes. >> reporter: alexander denied stories based on flaeks former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden that the n.s.a. has collected the the phone numbers of millions ofs ises in france, spain, and italy. alexander said that data was passed to the u.s. by european intelligence agencies. >> to be perfectly clear, this is not information that we collect the on european citizens. it represents information that we and our nato allies have collected in defense of our countries and in support of military operations. >> reporter: now, there is strong sentiment in congress to rein in the powers of n.s.a. by prohibiting the mass collection of phone records but intelligence cheestles warned today, scott, that could put the country at higher risk. >> pelley: they made history again tod
this morning, the house intelligence committee holds a hearing on surveillance programs by the national security agency. this follows the recent allegations that the nsa has been spying on foreign leaders. lawmakers want to discuss potential changes to the foreign intelligence surveillance act to increase transparency and rebuild confidence in the program. >>> 8:18. former new england's patriot tight end aaron hernandez already accused of murder may have been involving in a gun- running scheme. and now another nfl player is involved in this accident. hernandez pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in the shooting death of odin lloyd. now, sports illustrated reports miami dolphins center mike pouncey was subpoenaed on sunday. that subpoena is reportedly related to the investigation into hernandez and his possible involvement in gun trafficking. pouncey is a close friend of hernandez. police view him as a witness. but he's not been charged with a crime. >>> a new digital billboard is headed to daly city. the sign will be put up at the northeast corner of the shopping center and
. >> you know, we have important, cooperative of relationships with the security agencies and intelligence agencies of other nations, of allied nations, and i'm not going to get into the specific alleged activities, intelligence activities of the united states or our allies. we're, obviously, more broadly engaged in a review, as i discussed at length yesterday, of our intelligence-gathering activities. mindful of the fact that because of the explosion in our technological capacities we need to look at and make sure that we are not just gathering intelligence because we can, but we're gathering it because we need it. and that review is underway and will be completed by the end of the year. >> one of the things the official gave under review is the surveillance -- is the administration's plan to conduct this review and tell the public of its outcomes all at once, or is it possible that we could learn in the coming days or a shorter time frame of the decision on that specific program -- [inaudible] >> i think generally speaking you should expect it upon conclusion of the review. we will endea
security agency is now under fire here at home. >> both the president and congress are considering changes that would limit the n.s.a.'s sweeping ability to collect intelligence. >> words like constraint, transparency and increased oversight are now used when talking about the future of the nation's spy agency. >> a bipartisan group of lawmakers is expected to introduce a bill that could curtail the n.s.a.'s powers to indiscriminately collect personal information. >> the u.s.a. freedom act is authored by patrick lahee. it would provide restrictions against who the n.s.a. could target and require the government to delete information it collects accidentally, more aggressively than it does now. the bill has a dozen co sponsors in the senate and 70 in the house. meanwhile, senator dianne feinstein, the democratic head of the senate intelligence committee, who has been a staunch defender of the n.s.a. is criticizing the agencies monitoring of world leaders like german chancellor angina merkel. in a statement, she says: >> the white house says president obama was not aware of just how extensive
of the morning. the white house is reviewing all u.s. surveillance programs after reports national security agency was spying on some 35 world leaders and the top senator on the senate intelligence committee says he is totally opposed to that surveillance and that data collection will not continue. cnn's chief national correspondent john king is here to talk more about all of this. it's pretty interesting where things have gotten with this spying controversy, john. the white house is saying they're going to review the spying policy of foreign leaders but dianne feinstein, she is not happy. she says she's been kept in the dark and wants a further review that she's going to spreer heea. >> dianne feinstein was a defender of the nsa, saying most of the intelligence gathering was necessary. but she defended most of the practices. now she's not happy. she doesn't think she's getting straight answers from the agency and sometimes the white house. she's promising tougher scrutiny. that's a signal to the administration, significantly in this latest case she put out a statement saying the administra
with the security agencies and intelligence agencies of other nations, of allied nations. i'm not going to get into the specific alleged activities, intelligence activities, of the united states or our allies. we're obviously more broadly engaged in a review as i discussed at length yesterday of our intelligence gathering activities, mindful of the fact that because of the explosion in our technological capacities , we need to look at and make sure that we are not just gathering intelligence because we can, but we're gathering it because we need it specifically and that review is under way at the president's direction and will be completed by the end of the year. >> one of the things that officials say of the review is the surveillance of allied heads of state. is the administration's plan to conduct this review and tell the public of its outcomes all at once or is it possible that we could learn in the coming days or a shorter time frame of the decision on that specific program ahead of speed, surveillance? >> i think generally speaking you should expect it upon conclusion of the review. we w
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